(photo by Kara Harms)
Hanukkah begins at sunset tomorrow evening, but here at Creativebug, we’ve been anticipating it for much longer than that. Hanukkah crafts are a great way to put your own unique stamp on tradition, to get kids involved and excited about Hanukkah, or just another excuse to buy fantastic craft supplies. Because, let’s face it: you can’t have too many awesome menorahs.
Of course Martha made the list. This wooden, color-blocked menorah is about as on-trend as it gets.
The Menorah-saurus won our hearts with its name alone. It’s also extremely kid-friendly.
This super-customizable concrete menorah is pourable, durable and adorable. And concrete.
It’s traditional for children to play Dreidel during the eight nights of Hanukkah. Luckily, crafty minds have also dreamed up some gorgeous ways to add dreidel-inspired decorations to your Hanukkah celebrations.
Paging Super Mom has a straightforward tutorial for making a dreidel-themed paper garland.
Go green and make spinning tops with your kids using recycled paper. Matzo Ball Soup has a great tutorial on this child-friendly project.
Make adorable — and versatile — paper dreidels using scraps left over from previous projects. Or go big and buy a variety of blue, white, and silver papers to make a cohesive collection.
Add a Little Light
Whether you want a charming matchbox or a star-themed craft, we recommend a healthy dose of sparkle in your Hanukkah celebrations. It is the Festival of Lights, after all.
These geometric string stars by Creative Jewish Mom are a perfect craft for kids:
Have we ever mentioned how much we like washi tape? Because we really, really love it. Decorate matchboxes with washi tape, stickers, or a custom paint job to make the candle-lighting ceremony that much more special.
Because, chocolate money. That’s why. Get the wonderful, shiny tutorial for handmade chocolate gelt over at Oh! Nuts.
What are you crafting this Hanukkah? Share your handmade holiday with us in the comments below: